Two are better than one,
Because they have a good reward for their labor.
10 For if they fall, one will lift up his companion.
But woe to him who is alone when he falls,
For he has no one to help him up.
11 Again, if two lie down together, they will keep warm;
But how can one be warm alone?
12 Though one may be overpowered by another, two can withstand him.
And a threefold cord is not quickly broken. Ecclesiastes 4.9-12
Pearls and diamonds. According to Wikipedia, pearls are the traditional gift for year 30; diamonds the modern-day gift. I got neither this year. I did get a new laundry room lighting fixture and a gift certificate to our favorite restaurant. I made the card I gave to him – fingerprint art. After he read the inscription he handed it back to me and told me he wanted to say the same thing to me!
Unromantic? I suppose it is. But that’s how we’ve been rolling for 32 years and it works. We know each other’s love languages and we are quite fluent in them because we’ve had to practice and practice and practice.
We aren’t perfect. Not even close.
We yell (Well, I yell).
We argue (a lot).
We disagree (on a multitude of things).
We are opposites (I mean, like, polar degrees).
I love throwing things away – he hoards.
I’m a rooster – he’s an owl.
You’re getting a pretty good picture of our marriage, right?
November 11, 1984
We are so different. Yet, committed.
It’s the commitment that adds up.
It’s the fighting for.
It’s defending one another.
Having one another’s back.
And, never ever throwing the other under the bus.
King Solomon had it right when he wrote the above verses. He didn’t live it but he knew it.
Hubs and I are devoted to living it.
Til’ death do us part.